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Reblogged: Marc Randazza lays the hammer down on scam artist “Take Down Lawyer”

October 31, 2012

English: Head-shot of Marc J. Randazza in Mass... First Amendment attorney Marc Randazza provides a forensic demonstration on how a real “take down lawyer” handles an online scam artist who is impersonating a lawyer and extorting his victims for a fee. See also, Marc’s follow-up posts: responds! , More on operation “involuntary porn” and Still more on


I also highly recommend Ken @ Popehat’s companion post: “The Takedown Lawyer”: Let’s Help Marc Randazza Investigate A Scammer, Shall We?

The Legal Satyricon

When it comes to porn, here are my rules:

Rule #1: The subjects must be adults
Rule #2: The subjects must be consenting adults

If you don’t break either of those rules, I am on your side. I will defend your right to make, watch, display, and sell that content.

Break either rule, and I want to hurt you for the damage you do to others.

I want to hurt I want to hurt them bad. Who’s with me?

Here’s their business plan:

Step one: Register the domain name “”

Step two: Get ahold of nude photos of people who never consented to having their photos published.

Step three: Publish them, along with their names, home towns, and links to their facebook profiles.

So now how do you “profit?”

Well, openly saying “I’ll take down the photo for $250,” would probably create some legal issues for you. So, instead…

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Marc Randazza: A Sentinel for Free Speech

March 15, 2012

English: Head-shot of Marc J. Randazza in Mass...

Marc Randazza

Marc Randazza.

The name is familiar to many within the legal profession and the general public.

Marc Randazza’s stellar reputation as a leading First Amendment attorney and iconoclast is richly deserved. As the principal of the Randazza Legal Group, his credentials are impeccable. There are few lawyers like Marc Randazza who can garner such a deep and abiding respect from his peers, while striking fear and loathing in the hollow, cavernous, shrivelled hearts of censurious asshats, copyright trolls and Quislings of free speech.

I cannot say that Marc Randazza is a friend of mine. We have never met and only exchanged a few emails. I can say, without reservation, that it is my singular honour and distinct privilege to have Marc Randazza as my lawyer in the infamous Rakofsky v. The Internet litigation.

Don’t believe me? Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what other blawgers are saying about Marc Randazza:

You’ll also likely notice that Marc Randazza’s blog, The Legal Satyricon, is on my blog roll (side bar). Read it. You’ll not only learn something new and important, you will also be entertained and probably offended. I said read it. Go there now. What are you waiting for?
In parting, a quote from The American President (1995) that I believe captures the essence of Marc Randazza:
“…America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can’t just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the “land of the free”…”
                                    ~President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas)

The Rakofsky Effect: It Actually Works!

October 26, 2011

1. My post coining the phrase based upon my reply to Nathan Burney on Twitter:

2.   Someone else then submits the phrase to The Urban Dictionary:

3.  Rakfosky then confirms the hypothesis and proves the theory by filing a new Notice of Motion and supporting Affidavit .As Eric Turkewitz, (co-defendant and local counsel assisting pro hac vice counsel Marc Randazza, representing 20 of the Rakfosky defendants) notes:

[Rakofsky] has now filed a motion to amend the complaint a second time, with a 300-page whopper including 1,248 paragraphs. He has 78 causes of action and demands, and, if my calculations are correct, he demands $145,000,000 in damages.

Part 1 of the proposed Second Amended Complaint is here and Part 2 is here.

4. Finally, it appears I am no longer the lone Canadian in this internet version of Franz Kafka’s The Trial. Welcome Canadian Lawyer Magazine and Reuters Canada as co-defendants! (see page 167 of the proposed Second Amended Complaint).

See also, Ken’s post at The Tort of Internet Mobbing Is Perfect For Suing The Internet.

The Rakofsky Transcript: Cost = $1400; Value = Priceless

June 3, 2011

Eric Turkewitz, the author of the New York Personal Injury Law Blog and representing 33 of the “Rakofsky 74” defendants (now 81 in total) in Rakofsky v. The Internet, has posted Rakofsky v. Internet (First Motion) – New York Personal Injury Law Blog.

Eric has filed  a motion is to extend the time to answer for all defendants, to establish a unified schedule for making motions and answering, and to admit Marc Randazza pro hac vice. He has posted a copy of his ably drafted Affidavit and a copy of the much anticipated Trial Transcript.

According to J-Dog (the pseudonymous author of the Restoring Dignity to the Law Blog) in response to The Rakofsky’s demand for an apology and retraction (and compensation), J-Dog offered to correct his entries and apologize if The Rakofsky provided proof that the facts were different than what the Washington Post claimed. The Rakofsky then replied:

“I have a transcript, but you’re the one who wrote the story and you need to get it yourself. The transcript cost me $1400. I insist that you not take my word for it and buy the transcript yourself, which you should have done before you presumed to harm me.”

The transcript may have cost Rakofsky $1400, but from where the ‘Rakofsky 74’ defendants sit, it is priceless.

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